Question
Sun February 26, 2012 By: Adithya Vasudeva

When we splash water on the surface of a heated bulb, why does it explode?

Expert Reply
Mon February 27, 2012
The bulbs are made of thin surface of glass. Which when heated, becomes very brittle. Sudden cooling by drops of water can make it burst in no time. The glass could not tolerate  sudden change in temperature. 
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